Master your Minecraft
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | November 7, 2014

    Karelia Stetz-Waters: IMG The Hot Sex Tip Cosmo Won't Tell You



    Cosmopolitan Magazine recently released an article titled "28 Mind-Blowing Lesbian Sex Positions." Where was this vital information when I was a... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$11.50
Used Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Local Warehouse Asia- Pakistan

In the Name of Honor: A Memoir

by

In the Name of Honor: A Memoir Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

In June 2002, journalists throughout the world began to hear of the gang rape of a Pakistani woman from the impoverished village of Meerwala. The rape was ordered by a local clan known as the Mastoi and was arranged as punishment for indiscretions allegedly committed by the woman's brother. While certainly not the first account of a female body being negotiated for honor in a family, and (sadly) not the last, journalists and activists were captivated. This time the survivor had chosen to fight back, and in doing so, single-handedly changed the feminist movement in Pakistan. Her name was Mukhtar Mai, and her decision to stand up to her accusers was an act of bravery unheard of in one of the world's most adverse climates for women.

By July 2002, Mai's case was headline news in Pakistan and under international scrutiny, the government awarded her the equivalent of 8,500 U.S. dollars in compensation money (a historic settlement), and her attackers were sentenced to death. Mukhtar Mai went on to open a school for girls in an effort to ensure that future generations would not suffer, as she had, from illiteracy.

In this rousing account, Mai describes her experience and how she has since become an agent for change and a beacon of hope for oppressed women around the world. Timely and topical, In the Name of Honor is the remarkable and inspirational memoir of a woman who fought and triumphed against exceptional odds.

About the Author

Mukhtar Mai is now a leading example for women in her native country and around the globe. With her compensation money she has opened two schools in her village, one for girls and another for boys. In August 2005, she was awarded the Fatima Jinnah gold medal for bravery and courage by the Pakistani government and was named Woman of the Year by Glamour magazine. In 2006, Time magazine listed her in their issue on the 100 most influential people in the world, and she was also awarded the North-South Prize of the Council of Europe.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416532286
Subtitle:
A Memoir
Author:
Mai, Mukhtar
With:
Cuny, Marie-Therese
Translator:
Coverdale, Linda
Foreword:
Kristoff, Nicholas D.
Author:
Coverdale, Linda
Author:
Kristoff, Nicholas D.
Author:
Kristof, Nicholas D.
Author:
Cuny, Marie-Therese
Publisher:
Atria Books
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Women's rights
Subject:
Sex discrimination against women
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Women -- Pakistan.
Subject:
Pakistan Social life and customs.
Copyright:
Publication Date:
October 2006
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Other books you might like

  1. The Floor of the Sky (Flyover Fiction)
    New Trade Paper $20.50
  2. Haweswater (P.S.) New Trade Paper $14.50
  3. The Color of My Words Used Trade Paper $4.00
  4. The Midwife's Apprentice
    Used Trade Paper $2.95
  5. Birds of America Used Trade Paper $6.95
  6. Mudbound: A Novel
    Used Hardcover $3.50

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Asia » Pakistan

In the Name of Honor: A Memoir Used Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$11.50 In Stock
Product details 192 pages Atria Books - English 9781416532286 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.